It's being called a game-changer. Grand Valley State University has announced new housing options for first year or transfer students this fall in downtown Grand Rapids.

They are being called Living-Learning Communities. GVSU told Fox 17 about the new housing options for students. School President Mantella said,

"This community-based living experience allows students to collaboratively explore academic opportunities, learn from each other and, perhaps, discover new academic paths. Being in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids will give students greater access to internships, jobs and other networking opportunities."

Spontaneous study groups will happen and faculty members will be there to answer questions. Just as they would on the Allendale campus, students on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus will have access to resources and services.

Kyle Boon, Director of Housing at Grand Valley State University shared more details about the 6 living communities. Boon stated that students who will be taking the same classes will be living on the same floors. Boon states,

"Living-learning communities at Grand Valley, by design, connect the academic and the student experience directly."

Students can apply online by clicking here.

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